Hornets coach Steve supports Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Clifford knows Kidd-Gilchrist’s jump shooting is not his strength in an NBA game where spacing –and good shooting — is vital.

But Clifford said spacing “is not as important as being competitive, it’s not as important as character, and it’s not as important as just natural talent.

Bulls: Payne out 3-4 months after foot surgery CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls say guard Cameron Payne had surgery on his broken right foot and is expected to be out three to four months.